Course Provider Biographies
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- Must be Licensed Professional Engineers or
- Must hold a post-graduate engineering degree (MS or PhD) from an accredited four-year university
The credentials of CEDengineering.com Course Providers are complemented by extensive experience directly related to the subject matter they offer; consequently, distinguishing them as highly qualified subject matter experts.
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A. BhatiaMr. A. Bhatia is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Bhatia is a graduate engineer with over 20 years of extensive experience in electro-mechanical engineering, procurement and construction industry. He has been involved in setting up grass root projects from zero to commissioning, interfacing with architects, machinery suppliers, vendors for projects nationally and globally. He received 4-years bachelors' degree in Mechanical Engineering from an accredited Delhi university in India.
Mr. Bhatia specializes in conceptual design, optimization studies, energy efficient and environmentally responsible system designs for Infrastructure facilities, Green Buildings, Oil & Gas facilities, Power Plants and Metal & Mining. His core strengths are in the following areas:
- HVAC, Loss Prevention and Plumbing
- Energy and Environmental Conservation
- Utility Systems (compressed air, water treatment, cooling, power generation, boiler systems, plumbing, etc.)
- Mechanical Equipment (chillers, fans, pumps, conveyors, EOT cranes, DG sets, welding, machining, heat transfer, etc.)
- Electrical and Control Systems (motors, power factor, short circuiting, transformers, AC/DC circuits, etc.)
In his current role, Mr. Bhatia provides consulting services to a number of facilities such as airports, commercial buildings, chemical, biomedical and pharmaceutical facilities, power generation, oil & gas, manufacturing, consumer products. Prior to this, he has worked with United Nations led program on energy conservation and clean development mechanism (CDM) jointly with renowned international experts specialized in their sectors. He has vast international experience on various global projects all over the world in US, UK, Australia, Canada and Middle East.
Mr. Bhatia has presented technical papers and has drafted nearly 70-energy audit and management reports. He has also published more than 100 technical courses for professional development hours.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Bhatia are as follows:
Aleksandr Treyger, P.E.Mr. Alesksadr Treyger is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Treyger is a talented, detail-oriented Professional Mechanical Engineer (BS and MS), as well as a Manufacturing and Industrial Engineer with strong educational background in mechanical design, castings, FEA, fluid dynamics and materials supported by field research and professional work experience. He is a customer-focused, creative, deadline-driven and multi-task-oriented Professional Engineer (licensed in NY and CT since 2007), as well as a Certified Solidworks Professional with background in power plants, foundry, and bio-equipment. Mr. Treyger is also member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Treyger are as follows:
Allen Hughes, P.E.Mr. Allen Hughes is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Hughes is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and is a licensed Professional Engineer in NC and VA. He is also licensed as a Certified BMP inspector in North Carolina.
Mr. Hughes began his engineering career in 1992 at a soil and materials testing firm. In 1997, he established his own firm Piedmont Geotechnical, Inc., PA. In 2006, he established D. Allen Hughes Engineering, Inc., both of which he has managed since their beginnings. Since then he has gained significant experience in the geotechnical investigation, analysis, design, and testing of subsurface conditions and construction materials including soils, concrete, and wood.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Hughes are as follows:
Andre LeBleu, P.E.Mr. Andre LeBleu is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. LeBleu P.E. is a consulting electrical engineer with over 24 years of experience. Primary area of concentration is industrial site power systems (Oil refineries and chemical process plants). He has been involved in every technical, and management aspect of power systems for these type facilities.
Mr. LeBleu holds a Bachelor's degree form the University of Louisiana and he is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Arkansas, Florida and Louisiana.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. LeBleu are as follows:
Bobby Rauf, P.E., C.E.M., MBAMr. Bobby Rauf is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Rauf received his BS in Electrical Engineering, with honors, from NC State University and earned his Executive MBA degree from Pfeiffer University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina and he is a Certified Energy Manager. He holds a patent in process controls technology. He is certified to train various engineering, ergonomics, safety and manufacturing courses.
Mr. Rauf served as a Staff Engineer at PPG Industries, Inc. since 1981. His recent responsibilities have included management of energy and ergonomics programs for multiple facilities, in the US and overseas. He also provide consultation and training services in, energy, electrical engineering, industrial safety, ergonomics and arc flash arena. His extensive engineering, design, project management, program and process management experience includes: energy and utilities management, energy audits/assessments, plant maintenance, electrical power, electrical controls, manufacturing automation, HVAC audits, safety and ergonomics.
Mr. Rauf instructs PDH (Professional Development Hour) and continuing education engineering skill building courses through webinars, live on-site presentations, pre-recorded audio and self-study texts. His sponsors and clients include Texas A&M University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, McNeese University, Lamar University, Clemson University, Association of Energy Engineers, EPIC College - Canada; US Bureau of Reclamation, PDH Engineers, ARAMCO - Saudi Arabia, CED, and PDH Source. He is an Adjunct Professor at Gardner-Webb University. In that capacity he has instructed undergraduate and graduate business administration classes since 1989.
Mr. Rauf is also a developer and instructor of Fundamentals of Engineering (E.I.T or F.E.) and Professional Engineering courses designed to prepare engineers for Professional Engineering Licensure State Board Examinations. He currently instructs these courses through Professional Publications Inc. and Clemson University. His recently published books include: "Electrical Engineering for Non-Electrical Engineers," "Thermodynamics Made Simple for Energy Engineers" and "Finance and Accounting for Energy Engineers. These books were published through Fairmont Press, CRC and Association of Energy Engineers. He has developed several, short, self-study books that cater to the continuous professional development needs of engineers, technicians and technical managers.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Rauf are as follows:
Boris Shvartsberg, Ph.D., P.E., P.M.P.Dr. Boris Shvartsberg is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Dr. Shvartsberg is an engineering and project management professional with more than 30 years of practical experience in managing and supervising of highly complicated technical projects for utility companies in USA and Latvia. He has an extensive teaching experience in the European and US colleges and universities. Mr. Shvartsberg is an author of more than 20 publications on electrical engineering and project management subjects. He made numerous successful presentations at International conferences and symposiums.
Dr. Shvartsberg has a doctorate and a master's degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New Jersey, USA and a certified Project Management Professional designated by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Leader of PMI Utility Industry Community of Practice.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Dr. Shvartsberg are as follows:
Brian McCaffrey, P.E.Mr. Brian McCaffrey is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. McCaffrey is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of New York and Washington. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Mr. McCaffrey is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He also serves on the board of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, Suffolk County Chapter.
Mr. McCaffrey has over 13 years of diversified engineering and consulting experience within the civil, environmental, and mechanical industry. His professional experience includes design of alternative fuel stations (compressed natural gas, hydrogen, biodiesel, and ethanol-85), water and wastewater treatment, site remedial design, forensic engineering, structural design, and planning and engineering for deactivation & decommissioning (D&D) projects. Mr. McCaffrey also has special expertise in the development of project specifications, design drawings, technical reports and cost estimates.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. McCaffrey are as follows:
Chelliah Sundararajan, PhD, MASCE, FASMEDr. Chelliah Sundararajan is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Dr. Sundararajan received his BE and ME degrees from India and his PhD from University of Waterloo, Canada. He has over 40 years of experience in a wide spectrum of civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering projects at Lummus Company (Canada), Foster Wheeler Corporation (USA), EDS Nuclear and Impell Corporation (USA). Currently he is the President of EDA Consultants in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Sundararajan is an ASCE Member and ASME Fellow. He has published more than 50 technical papers and two books. He is the recipient of ASME Best Paper award in 1986. He has taught or teaches three-day professional development courses on "Structural Vibration Analysis," "Probabilistic Structural Design" and "System Reliability Engineering."
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Dr. Sundararajan are as follows:
Cory Horton, MS, CFM, CPESC, PEMr. Cory Horton is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Horton earned his BS in Civil Engineering and his MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Wisconsin Madison. He is a licensed professional engineer in four states and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Horton has worked in the engineering profession for over 10 years. He has worked for the public sector and currently works in private consulting. He has extensive experience in water resources, geotechnical, structural, and environmental engineering. Mr. Horton conducted research on the remediation of contaminated soils using air sparging. Mr. Horton is a Certified Floodplain Manager and Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.
Currently, Mr. Horton has a focus on land development, stormwater, wetlands, and erosion and sediment control. Mr. Horton serves several regulatory agencies as a technical expert for land development issues. Mr. Horton is responsible for reviewing stormwater permits, creating and updating stormwater ordinances, storm water management plans, wetland conservation act enforcement, and environmental impact reviews. He is also a project manager for projects including; low impact development, bioengineering, water quality studies, lakeshore stabilization, stream bank stabilization, land development, and slope stabilization. Mr. Horton conducts educational seminars for engineering professionals and recently presented at the technical session of the Midwest Groundwater Conference.
Mr. Horton is also experienced in landfill design and permitting, environmental investigations and permitting, coastal engineering, water resources analysis and design, geotechnical investigations, structural analysis and design, stability analysis, and computer modeling.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Horton are as follows:
Cory Greene, P.E., PTOEMr. Cory Greene (on behalf of SRF Associates) is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Greene has over ten years of experience in traffic impact analyses and design experience, including analysis of traffic flow, on-site/internal circulation patterns, intersection geometric design, traffic signal design, accident investigations, traffic data collection and management, delay, gap, speed, and conflict studies.
Mr. Greene is knowledgeable in a variety of software packages such as Highway Capacity Software (HCS), Synchro/SimTraffic, VISSIM (3D modeling), Sidra, Rodel, and AutoCad.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Greene are as follows:
Daniel Daley, PE, CMRPMr. Daniel T. Daley is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Daley has spent much of his career as a practitioner and manager in the areas of reliability, maintenance and project management. He has designed and implemented improvement programs in these fields in a wide variety of industries.
Mr. Daley holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Nebraska and the University of Missouri, respectively. He is also a registered Professional Engineer and a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional. You can visit his website at: http://myreliabilityteam.com/.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Daley are as follows:
David Nowacki, P.E.Mr. David J. Nowacki is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Nowacki is an adjunct professor teaching graduate finance courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce and through the Mechanical Engineering Department at Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas Texas.
Mr. Nowacki has 20 years experience in the investment-banking arena having worked for Wall Street Firms in New York City, San Francisco, Houston and Dallas. His specialty is fixed income securities and derivatives including hedge securities. Mr. Nowacki also consults on merger and acquisitions, strategic planning and the venture capital arena.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Nowacki are as follows:
Debra Kennaugh, P.E.Ms. Debra A. Kennaugh is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
She is President and senior traffic engineer for Crossroads Engineering Inc. of Tampa Florida. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida. She is a registered civil engineer in the state of Florida and has over 20 years of traffic operations and traffic engineering experience. Her experience includes working on traffic studies, access management, safety improvement studies and transportation statistics. Plans production includes signing & pavement marking, signalization, lighting, roadway and maintenance of traffic.
Ms. Debra A. Kennaugh's work experience has been spent in both the private and public sectors. For approximately half of her career, she worked for Parsons Brinckerhoff as a senior traffic engineer. Some of her projects included the I-275/I-4 Downtown Interchange and Access Management District Wide contract. Another large part of her career was spent with the Florida Department of Transportation. She worked in both the Traffic Operations and Traffic Design departments. Her responsibilities included managing safety improvement projects and managing traffic design projects.
Dennis G. Shin, P.E.Mr. Dennis G. Shin is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Shin is a Registered Professional Engineer in New York State. He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Polytechnic University. Mr. Shin is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Mr. Shin has over 15 years of diversified engineering and consulting experience within the environmental and civil industry. His professional experience includes investigation, feasibility studies and remediation system design work at commercial and industrial facilities. Mr. Shin also has experience with work scope generation, budget management/contracting, project specifications, engineering design, scheduling, client consultation, peer document review, technical reports, mentoring and training.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Shin are as follows:
Dominic Perrotta, P.E.Mr. Dominic Perrotta is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Perrotta is a graduate Electrical Engineer, with a degree in Industrial Management (from the Tepper School of Business) both from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of PA, AL, MS, TX and VA.
Mr. Perrotta has nearly forty years of experience in management, with the last twenty-five years as a Project Manager. He has been the Sr. Project Manager for several of the largest private industrial projects in the South.
Mr. Perrotta has been named the Project Manager of the Year by the ASPE, and has traveled extensively throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Perrotta are as follows:
Edward Gellender, P.E.Mr. Edward Gellender is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Gellender has 40 years of diversified engineering and consulting experience within the Electrical and Electronics Industries, specializing in design and application of a wide assortment of electronic devices that have in common their utilization of the electromagnetic spectrum for military, civil and industrial environments.
Some of the devices designed and applied include a tremendous assortment of all kinds of radios, radars, navigation aids, and even weather balloon systems. Other devices include industrial lasers and a variety of remote monitors of thermal and magnetic fields. Additional systems Mr. Gellender has designed include SCADA systems for power utility monitoring. As part of the design process, he was involved in specifications development, systems and budget analyses, configuration, and a wide array of testing environments.
Mr. Gellender is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of New York. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from the City College of the City University of New York, with studies towards a Masters at The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Additional specialize studies ConEdison courses in their Power Distribution Network.
Elie Tawil, P.E., LEED APMr. Elie Tawil is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Tawil is a licensed professional engineer in the state of New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has diversified engineering experience within the mechanical and environmental engineering industry. He has provided a wide range of HVAC and environmental engineering services in support of large scale projects.
Mr. Tawil is a LEED Accredited Professional. He also holds a certificate in HVAC design from the School of Continuing Education at New York University. He has also developed several continuing education courses for professional engineers pursuing PDH credit for their license renewal.
Mr. Tawil s professional practice involves the estimation of cooling and heating load calculations, design/layout of ductwork and piping, and sizing and selection of various mechanical equipment for pharmaceutical industries, office buildings and hotels. He is also involved in post-construction activities such as punch listing and commissioning of various mechanical systems. In addition, his expertise includes the development of project specifications and bill of quantities.
Mr Tawil s environmental experience included site investigations and evaluation of building material and the associated MEP systems as they relate to the presence of asbestos-containing material and/or lead-based paint material. His expertise included the development of remediation design drawings, engineering investigation reports and detailed cost estimates.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Tawil are as follows:
Ely Greenberg, P.E., CEMMr. Ely Greenberg is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Greenberg is a chemical engineer focusing on water and wastewater treatment. He has experience on a wide variety of water, wastewater, and energy related infrastructure projects. He is the founder of ERG Process Energy (ergprocess.com), a company that provides energy consulting services to water and wastewater treatment utilities as well as food and beverage companies.
Mr. Greenberg is an active member of Engineer's Without Borders, the NYWEA Energy Committee, and the WEF Stockholm Junior Water Prize Committee. He holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering, and is a New York State licensed professional engineer and a Certified Energy Manager.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Greenberg are as follows:
Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.Mr. Gilbert Gedeon is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Gedeon is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of New York and New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Mr. Gedeon is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He also serves on the board of New York State Society of Professional Engineers, Rockland County Chapter. Mr. Gedeon has developed numerous continuing education courses for professional engineers pursuing PDH credit for their license renewal.
Mr. Gedeon has over 25 years of diversified project engineering and management experience within the civil and environmental industry. He has provided a wide range of civil and environmental engineering services in support of capital improvement projects ranging from $100 thousand to $30 million. His professional practice involved remedial inspection and design of building toxics/hazardous material, design and supervision of subsurface investigations, monitoring well design and installation, groundwater plume delineation and analysis, upgrade/closure of underground storage tank systems, supervision of waste water treatment plant operation, development and review of spill prevention control and counter-measure (SPCC) plans, compliance audit management, supervision of excavations, shoring system installations, and geotechnical borings.
Mr. Gedeon has special expertise in the development of project specifications, design drawings, technical reports and cost estimates. He has managed contract documents from production to execution including proposals, bid evaluations, contract negotiations and award, review and approval of contractor submittals. Mr. Gedeon has extensive experience in operations management, account and project administration, client development and regulatory relations, corporate policy implementation, profit/loss analysis, personnel hiring and development, resource allocation and quality assurance.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Gedeon are as follows:
Glenn Thomas, P.E.Mr. Glenn Thomas is an online PDH course provider of continuing education for professional engineers.
Mr. Thomas is a Registered Professional Engineer in the states of Indiana and Kentucky. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.
Mr. Thomas, owner of Thomas Process Efficiency, has over 33 years of diversified engineering, management and consulting experience, primarily in heavy industry. His professional experience includes equipment design and redesign, maintenance troubleshooting, process efficiency improvement, project management, continuous improvement, as well as engineering management and operations management. Mr. Thomas excels at finding the real "problem" and coming up with cost effective solutions.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Thomas are as follows:
Gregory Taylor, P.E.Mr. Gregory J. Taylor is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Taylor is a civil engineer with the Tennessee Department of Transportation in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He holds various degrees in Civil Engineering and Management: B.S. Organizational Behavior - Covenant College; B.S. Engineering - UT Chattanooga; M.S. Engineering Management and M.S. Civil Engineering - University of Tennessee. He is a registered civil engineer in the state of Tennessee.
Mr. Taylor has over 30 years of civil engineering design experience. His experience includes roadway design, hydrology, erosion control, traffic layouts, plans production, signing and pavement marking.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Taylor are as follows:
Harlan Bengtson, PhD, P.E.Dr. Harlan Bengtson is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Dr. Bengtson is a graduate of Iowa State University with B.S. and M.S. degrees and of the University of Colorado with a PhD. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Missouri. Dr. Bengtson has spent 30 years in engineering education in teaching and administrative positions, including six years as Dean of Engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Dr. Bengtson's areas of expertise are environmental engineering, hydrology, engineering science and alternative energy systems. He has also done regular consulting work while holding the academic positions. Prior to entering academia, He worked for Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing as a Product Development Engineer and for E. I. duPont deNemours as a Process Development Engineer. He has authored numerous publications, presentations and technical reports.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Dr. Bengtson are as follows:
James Yarmus, P.E., F.NSPE, F.ASCE, PhDr. James Yarmus is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
He is the President and Founder of two professional practices: a building inspections company and an environmental consultant firm. He consulted on various projects such as litigation, mortgage studies, building and code work.
Dr. Yarmus is a mentor in the field of education. He has taught in various higher level institutions including Stevens Institute of Technology, Rutgers University and Berkeley College in the fields of transportation engineering, civil and sanitary engineering, organizational behavior, urban planning, project management, construction management and operations management.
He has served in various technical societies, held several top positions such as Chairman, President, Fellow member, etc. and earned numerous honors and awards for his exemplary service.
Dr. Yarmus is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of New York, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Massachusetts.
Jeffrey Cwalinski, P.E.Mr. Jeffrey Cwalinski is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Cwalinski holds a BSEE degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY, in 1977, and a MSEE degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY, in 1986. He is also a registered professional engineer in New York State.
Mr. Cwalinski has been involved in the design of control systems since 1979. He served as a member of the adjunct faculty at Hudson Valley Community College from 1982 to 1989. He was awarded patent 5,428,219, Fiber optic inclination detector system having a weighted sphere with reference points. He is currently employed as an engineer involved in the development of control systems for testing materials.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Cwalinski are as follows:
Jeffrey W. Buckholz, PhD, PE, PTOEDr. Jeffrey Buckholz is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Dr. Buckholz is a senior level traffic engineer with 32 years of wide ranging experience in the transportation profession. This experience includes transportation planning and traffic impact analysis, highway capacity analysis, advanced signal system design, ITS design, traffic signal construction, and traffic signal timing. He is familiar with the latest traffic engineering techniques and transportation software.
Dr. Buckholz is capable of handling all phases of a transportation project, from data collection and conceptual planning through traffic impact analysis and detailed roadway, intersection, and signal design. He is an adjunct professor at the University of North Florida and a court certified expert witness in the field of traffic engineering. He has also authored three training manuals on traffic signal construction, repair, and inspection for the International Municipal Signal Association.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Dr. Buckholz are as follows:
Jim Piter, P.E.Mr. Jim Piter is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Piter has over 43 years of experience in the thermal and mechanical design of shell & tube and air-cooled heat exchangers. He is the president and sole proprietor of a consulting business that provides thermal design, estimated construction cost and preliminary outline drawings of shell and tube heat exchangers.
Mr. Piter is a registered professional engineer in the states of Oklahoma and Texas. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers. He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Oklahoma State University.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Piter are as follows:
John Tobias, Ph.D., P.E.Dr. John Tobias is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Dr. Tobias is an electrical engineer and scientist specializing in electrical power, lightning, electromagnetic radiation, grounding, electrocution/electrical accidents, electrical/battery fires, lighting/illumination and safety. He provides consultation services for design, intellectual property, and litigation and has operated ElectroQuest, LLC, an engineering consultancy, since October 1998.
- Licensed Professional Engineer - State of New Jersey, 1997
- B. Sc., Physics - Seton Hall University, 1987
- M. Sc., Electrical Engineering - University of Maryland, 1992
- Ph.D., Electrical Engineering - New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2002
Awards and Honors:
- Listed in Who's Who in the World & Who's Who in Engineering as engineer and inventor.
- Department of the Army System Safety Professional of the Year 1994.
- United States Army Materiel Command Federal Engineer of the Year 1994 & 2000 awarded by NSPE.
- United States Army Materiel Command System Safety Engineer of the Year 1993 & 1999.
- Commander's Civilian Service Award, U.S. Army 1993.
- Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award, 2000.
- Grounding Device and Use Thereof, U.S. Patent No. 6,288, 327 (inventor)
- Radial Surface Ground Electrode, U.S. Patent No. 5,801,327 (inventor)
- Resonant transformer systems and methods of use, U.S. Patent 7,940,534 (co-inventor)
- 1998 - Present: ElectroQuest, LLC - Toms River, New Jersey - Principal Consulting Engineer
- 2004 - Present: U.S. Army - Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Directorate for Safety - Electrical Engineer
- 2003 - 2004: U.S. Army - Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Senior Antenna Research Engineer
- 1992 - 2003: U.S. Army - Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Directorate for Safety - Electrical Engineer
- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers - Member
- National Fire Protection Association - Principal Member and Chair of NFPA Technical Committee on Lightning Protection
- Federal Lightning Protection Group, Chairperson - 2001
- National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission, Deputy Technical Advisor on Lightning Protection
- International Association of Electrical Inspectors - Inspector Member
- Lightning Protection Institute - Member, Professional Division.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Dr. Tobias are as follows:
John Galinski, P.E.Mr. John Galinski is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Galinski received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville in 1997. Mr. Galinski is currently licensed to practice engineering in 43 states plus the District of Columbia.
Mr. Galinski has over 13 years experience in the metal plate connected wood truss industry. He is experienced in designing wood roof and floor trusses for residential and commercial buildings along with designing repairs for damaged trusses and trusses in need of field modifications.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Galinski are as follows:
John McNally, PE, AIA, LEED APMr. John McNally is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. McNally is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of New Jersey and Pennsylvania and a Registered Architect in the State of New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois. Mr. McNally is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Association of Dam Safety Officials, and the Roof Consultants Institute. His is certified by the Structural Engineering Certification Board and is a New Jersey Certified Special Inspector as well as being a LEED accredited professional.
Mr. McNally has over thirty years of experience in the building industry including the complete architectural and structural design of buildings as well as the structural design of bridge and dams. Projects have ranged from small building renovations to large-scale projects such as the Space Shuttle Launch Complex and Nuclear Power Plants. Responsibilities have included structural design of wood, masonry, steel and concrete structures, and architectural design of complete buildings, project management, construction management, technical reports, inspections, value engineering, specifications, proposals, cost estimates and expert testimony.
Being both a Professional Engineer and a Registered Architect allows Mr. McNally the opportunity to design and/or manage all phases of the building design and construction process together with the unique ability to combine the creative aspects of architecture with the practical nature of engineering. Mr. McNally currently manages a building service division of a medium size-consulting firm.
In addition to his professional experience in structural engineering and architecture, Mr. McNally is a former adjunct at Rowan University where he taught a combined graduate and undergraduate course on advanced concrete design.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. McNally are as follows:
Joseph Kamanda, P.E.Mr. Joseph Kamanda is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Kamanda is a Geotechnical Engineer with over 18 year experience in Civil Engineering design and construction including 15 years of progressive geotechnical and geostructural experience. He holds a Master of Civil Engineering degree from North Carolina State University and is a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in five states within the U.S. and abroad.
Throughout his career, Mr. Kamanda has managed civil, geo-structural and geotechnical engineering and construction projects for private industries, local and tribal governments, transportation, energy, healthcare, education, hospitality and commercial sectors in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Mr. Kamanda s background includes design of shallow and deep foundation systems for buildings, bridges and earth retaining structures, pavement design and evaluation, construction inspection and materials testing and structural/geotechnical engineering forensic inspection and analysis. He is also experienced in inspections for precast and pre-stressed structural elements utilized in the construction of bridges and containment structures.
Mr. Kamanda began his career abroad with Techsult & Company, Ltd. in Freetown, Sierra Leone and later worked as Projects Engineer for TAF Construction in Banjul, Gambia. Following completion of his undergraduate program, Mr. Kamanda served as Adjunct Teaching Assistant at Fourah Bay College and later taught Computer Aided Design at Quantum Associates in Banjul, Gambia. In 2000, Mr. Kamanda joined the Richmond, Virginia branch of Schnabel Engineering where he worked for nine (9) years as Projects Engineer. He later worked as Senior Engineer for Building & Earth Sciences in Oklahoma and Arkansas, and for Nova Engineering in New York and New Jersey.
Mr. Kamanda is also currently Adjunct Faculty at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Virginia where he teaches Mechanics and Strength of Materials.
K. Mike Clark, P.E.Mr. Kenneth Michael Clark is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Clark is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of California, Oklahoma and Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science in Aero Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Clark has 48 years of experience in the areo-dynamic engineering industry including aerodynamic analysis to determine the lift, drag, and performance of advanced concept aircraft designs, wind tunnel testing of advanced designs, development of a new product line of hydraulic jet pumps for deep oil field applications, production of a new catalytic combustion oil field steam generator, development and testing of several weapons separation models in a large scale transonic wind tunnel, and development of precision hydraulic system to aim the launch platform of a new mobile artillery rocket launcher/loader system.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Clark are as follows:
Klas Haglid, P.E., R.A.Mr. Klas Haglid is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Haglid, P.E., R.A. is CEO and Founder of both Haglid Engineering & Associates, Inc.® and Building Performance Equipment, Inc.®. Haglid Engineering & Associates Inc., is an engineering consulting firm that provides HVAC, Mechanical and Structural services for commercial and industrial properties and well as expert testimony in litigation matters. Building Performance Equipment, Inc.® is a firm that manufactures very high efficiency air to air energy recovery equipment. Klas has received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award, The Drexel Service to The Profession Award and Presented the Distinguished Drexel Service Award to a Hong Kong Based Patent Attorney.
Mr. Haglid is past Chairman of ASHRAE Technical Committee 5.5 Air to Air Energy Recovery and past Chairman of ASHRAE Technical Committee 7.8 Owning and Operating Costs. As an active member of ASHRAE he has moderated forums, seminars and presented at several ASHRAE Annual Meetings and published extensively on issues surrounding energy recovery and building related HVAC issues. Having worked in Central Research for DuPont, Staff Consultant for Atlantic Electric and The United States Department of Energy for Ecolinks Projects providing energy efficient retrofits and solving many different HVAC challenges he has provided practical experience to solve challenges.
Mr. Haglid is currently licensed as a Professional Engineering and/or Registered Architect in the following states; Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia. He holds a number of patents approved by Canada and the United States for systems combining energy recovery devices with innovative controls to make building work more efficiently and reduce owning and operating costs. He is an NCEES Record Holder.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Haglid are as follows:
Marc Karell, P.E., CEMMr. Marc Karell is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Karell is the Principal of the engineering firm Climate Change & Environmental Services, LLC. Marc has over 25 years of experience in all areas of environmental engineering, energy and sustainability. His experience encompasses environmental compliance, including permitting, design, emissions inventory, audits, and strategizing methods to comply with regulations.
Mr. Karell has performed many successful energy audits and managed energy projects for diverse facilities, helping entities become more "green" while maximizing their direct financial benefits. Prior to establishing his own firm, Marc worked for the USEPA and worked for two large engineering firms on technical, financial, and strategic environmental and sustainability projects for a number of industrial firms throughout the U.S.
Mr. Karell has Masters degrees in both biochemistry and in chemical engineering, has worked in industry, government, and consulting, and has published extensively in major technical publications. Marc has a professional engineer's (P.E.) license from the State of New York. He is also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Karell are as follows:
Mark Rossow, PhD, PE, RetiredDr. Mark Rossow is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Dr. Rossow is a graduate of the University of Michigan with B.S., M.S., and PhD degrees. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.
Dr. Rossow taught civil engineering for over 35 years, including 6 years at Washington University in St. Louis and 29 years at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he was the Chair of the Civil Engineering Department for ten years. His areas of expertise are in civil engineering and mechanics. He has consulted for various organizations, including government agencies and an international offshore drilling company. He has published many journal articles and technical reports.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Dr. Rossow are as follows:
Michael Nilsson, P.E.Mr. Michael Nilsson is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Nilsson graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Washington State University in 1995 and started work as a consulting engineer while completing his Masters of Science degree, also from WSU. He is a licensed professional engineer in Washington, Oregon and Idaho and started Nilsson Engineering, PLLC in 2008 utilizing his experience in overseeing projects through various stages of development, from concept/design through construction and final acceptance by the overriding agencies.
Mr. Nilsson's experience includes conducting engineering analysis and design of grading, erosion and sediment control plans, streets, stormwater, sewer, water, and septic systems; preparation of reports and plans; providing recommendations or consolation to clients; contractor/subcontractor coordination; and interaction with various agencies.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Nilsson are as follows:
Najib Gerges, Ph.D., P.E.Dr. Najib Gerges is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Dr. Gerges has over 22 years of civil engineering experience, including water resources, environmental engineering (water and wastewater treatment plant, hydrology, hydraulics, groundwater), structural engineering (bridges), transportation engineering (traffic and geometric design of roadways, railroads, airports and harbors), and management. He has held managerial positions with various leading firms and regulatory agencies in Florida. Dr. Gerges has worked on major infrastructure and transportation projects in the Middle East and USA and is familiar with the local and international laws and regulations, mainly the American Association of States and Highways Officials (AASHTO) criteria and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Guidelines.
Dr. Gerges' responsibilities include feasibility studies, development of master plans, detailed design, preparation of tender documents, pre-qualification of contractors, tender analysis, supervision of work, and operation and maintenance after completion of the project. He also has outstanding capabilities in coordinating fieldwork with design activities, establishing project concepts in conjunction with economic feasibility studies, as well as the overall management of projects. Dr. Gerges is knowledgeable of management softwares such as Primavera (with Expedition and Infomaker) and Microsoft Project, and hydrologic and hydraulic softwares such as WaterCad, KyPIPE, and KySurge, Hammer, Epanet, HECRAS, HEC1, HEC2, WSPRO, and TR20, groundwater modeling softwares such as MODFLOW, roadway geometric design softwares such as Geopak and AutoDesk Land Development, traffic design softwares such as HCS-3 (intersection design and level of service determination).
Currently, Dr. Gerges is teaching water resources engineering (hydraulics, hydrology, applied hydraulics), environmental courses, management courses (project management, construction management), and highway design and traffic at the University of Balamand and at the Lebanese American University.
- B.Sc., Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1983
- M.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA, 1987
- Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA, 1996
- Registered Engineer, Lebanon and Florida
- Board of Professional Engineers, Florida
- American Society of Civil Engineering
- National Society of Professional Engineering
- Syndicate of Engineers, Tripoli, Lebanon
Authored and co-authored various paper in civil engineering journals. Most of the papers were presented in international conferences. Currently, Dr. Gerges is working on several research papers entitled 'Rigorous Mode-Matched Solution of Linearized Fluid Velocity and Temperature Equations for Flow in Czochralski Crucible'.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Dr. Gerges are as follows:
Omar Alsamman, Ph.D., P.E.Dr. Omar Alsamman is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Dr. Alsamman is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of New Jersey and Connecticut. He holds a Master of Science and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Alsamman is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a member of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. He has earned his title as a member of the America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals. Throughout his career, he has written and published numerous technical publications related to his areas of expertise.
Dr. Alsamman has over 15 years of experience in foundation design and construction as well as project management. His research focused on the analysis and design of caissons and on the Cone Penetration Test method. He has managed complex and high-profile projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
Dr. Alsamman's practice includes design and supervision of subsurface investigation programs, design of shallow and deep foundation systems, design of soil nails and rock anchors, design of earth retaining structures, design and supervision of underpinning systems, and design of ground-improvement techniques. His expertise also involves slope stability analysis, geotechnical instrumentation design, and forensic engineering.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Dr. Alsamman are as follows:
Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE,Mr. Paul Guyer is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Guyer is a registered Mechanical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Fire Protection Engineer and Architect with 35 years experience designing buildings and related infrastructure. For an additional 9 years he was a senior advisor on the staff of the California Legislature responsible for providing analysis and recommendations to the Members on infrastructure and capital outlay issues.
Mr. Guyer is a licensed Professional Engineer and is a graduate of Stanford University. He has held numerous national, state and local positions with the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Guyer are as follows:
Raymond Ehrhard, PE, BCEEMr. Raymond Ehrhard is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Ehrhard is a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Illinois and Missouri. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri - Rolla. Mr. Ehrhard is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE) where he serves as the Missouri State Representative. He is also a member of the St. Louis Engineers Club and the Water Environment Research Foundation and serves on several committees.
Mr. Ehrhard has over 30 years of diversified project engineering and management experience within the civil and environmental industry. His early career work involved government work as both a DOT and EPA project engineer. He was involved in project work in concrete design, water resources, wastewater design and permitting, and hazardous waste management. He continued his career as an environmental manager with a major metals processing facility. He was responsible for all areas of environmental compliance including air pollution, wastewater treatment and discharges, and solid waste management. He also provided engineering project management for projects such as process improvements, equipment selection and corporate environmental planning. In his current position as a research associate at a major university he is focusing on the latest solutions in the areas of water and energy sustainability.
Mr. Ehrhard has special expertise in the in environmental solutions including research and demonstration studies and collaborative industry studies. He actively works with consulting engineers, municipal and private utility operators, trade organizations, government leaders, and industry experts in areas of energy and environmental issues.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Ehrhard are as follows:
Richard Weber, P.E.Mr. Richard Weber is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Weber has over 38 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and project management in both private practice and as a member in multidiscipline firms. His experience includes both direct geotechnical support during design of a project and technical assistance during construction. Mr. Weber has worked with many clients including Architects, Structural Engineers, Governmental Agencies, Developers and Site Owners.
In addition to his experience as a consulting geotechnical engineer, Mr. Weber has also taught geotechnical courses at the college level. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds a BSCE and a Master's degree in Engineering as well as an MBA degree.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Weber are as follows:
Richard Grimes, MPA, CPTMr. Richard Grimes is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Grimes has used his 30+ years of experience in training and operations management for private and public organizations as a foundation for his consulting business.
Mr. Grimes creates and delivers workforce (project team) development courses and consults in areas of employee performance, leadership, and organizational evolution. The quality of his courses has earned him "approved education provider" status by two major and distinct professional certifying organizations: National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (registered provider #N0006) and the Human Resources Certification Institute (provider #2299).
With an employment background that includes Manager of Training and Employee Development for an international engineering and design company, Operations Training Manager for a Fortune 500 bank, and co-owner of a bank courier company, Mr. Grimes understands performance and leadership issues from the perspective of line employee, senior manager, and executive level. Additionally, he is an Ezines Expert Author.
Mr. Grimes has a Masters Degree in Public Administration (Florida International University) and is a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) with the International Society for Performance Improvement (www.ispi.org).
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Grimes are as follows:
Richard Campbell, P.E., S.E.Mr. Richard Campbell is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Campbell is a practicing structural engineering as the owner of the consulting firm, Campbell Construction Engineering, LLC. Mr. Campbell has 25 years of experience in structural engineering, with a BSCE from Oregon State University and a MSCE from University of Colorado, Boulder. He is currently licensed as Professional Engineer in Alaska, Washington, Nevada and California and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Mr. Campbell's experience includes work for both for design consultants and construction contractors. The combination of experience working for consultants and contractors translates to proficiency in structural theory and code requirements, balanced with equal proficiency in constructible and practical designs.
Mr. Campbell's specialized experience and areas of expertise include:
- Structural design of steel and concrete bridges
- Strength evaluation of existing bridges
- Seismic design (including high seismic demands of California and Alaska)
- Soil-structure interaction, particularly with respect to pile & drilled shaft foundations
- Value Engineering, both for owners/government agencies and contractors
- Construction support structural design, including crane trestles and erection schemes
- Construction lift engineering, using jacking, hoists and cranes
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Campbell are as follows:
Richard Nolan, P.E.Mr. Richard Nolan is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Nolan is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State. He began his engineering career in 2002. He worked for eight years at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory supporting the Naval Nuclear Fleet through designing significant and complex test hardware. He is an active member of the American Wood Council and the American Society of Home Inspectors.
Mr. Nolan is currently the owner of Thorough Home Inspections and Engineering Service which provides residential home inspections and structural engineering consulting. He is actively designing major home renovations, home additions and providing structural consulting to individuals, builders and architects.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Nolan are as follows:
Robert Tata, P.E.Mr. Robert Tata is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Tata has a BSME from Case-Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio. He has had 40 years of Mechanical Engineering experience, 26 of which were with the General Motors Corporation. While there, he obtained U.S. Patent Number 6,645,432, Magnetic Drive Vehicle Coolant Pump .
Mr. Tata went on to become a leader in anti-friction bearing application in both the automotive and industrial fields where valuable experience was also gained in gears and Mechanical Power Transmission. Prior to that, he was employed by TRW, Cleveland, Ohio where he was responsible for bearings, gears, and Mechanical Power Transmission in the aircraft and missile fields under the tutelage of Mr. Thomas Barish, one of the country s leading engineering consultants.
Mr. Tata has written a number of technical papers that are published on the internet for Continuing Education purposes. He also has a book published titled The Development of U.S. Missiles During the Space Race with the U.S.S.R. based on his experience as a young engineer working at Cape Canaveral, Florida as a Flight Test Engineer on the Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile program.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Tata are as follows:
Robert Steelhammer, P.E.Mr. Robert H. Steelhammer, Jr. is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Steelhammer is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas in Mechanical and Control Systems Engineering. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston. He also hold a BS in Psychology from the University of Houston. He is a member of ASME, NACE, and ISA.
Mr. Steelhammer is the Engineering Manager for Sandelius Instruments in Houston, Texas. He has 19 years' experience in the design and use of thermowells, thermocouples and RTD's. He is also experienced in vibration analysis of thermowells and calibration of thermocouples and RTD's.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Steelhammer are as follows:
Rodney Aldrich, P.E.Mr. Rodney Aldrich is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Aldrich earned a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Union College in 1977 and an MS Degree in Environmental Engineering,from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1979.
Mr. Aldrich, an environmental engineer licensed in the State of New York, is experienced in all areas of permitting of petroleum bulk facilities, spill remediation, tank closures, solid waste management, hazardous waste management corrective action/remedial investigation and remediation.
Mr. Aldrich is also experienced in the investigation and design of petroleum storage facilities, solid waste transfer stations, wastewater treatment facilities and implementation of remedial and closure programs.
Mr. Aldrich has prepared permit applications in the area of wastewater treatment, air pollution control, residuals management, automotive recycling facilities, metal recycling facilities, pesticides, septage, tire management facilities, and low level radioactive waste storage.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Aldrich are as follows:
Ross Topliff, P.E.Mr. Ross Topliff is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Topliff, PE is the principal at Tops Engineering, PLLC which he founded in 2009. He is a high level business strategy consultant focusing on improving manufacturing efficiency and waste reduction. He has a breadth and depth of manufacturing experience in consumer goods, flavors and fragrances, bulk chemicals, semi-conductor, and medical devices. He has taken a small start-up firm to the brink of large scale manufacturing including hiring and training production and supervisory staff while designing the new facility.
During his 35+ years working in industry, Mr. Topliff led three industrial emergency response brigades, served on the county Haz-Mat team, and as a volunteer fireman for 10 years. He has been involved with improving the safety for office and production personnel in each of his positions. He has designed and presented hundreds of safety topics for operators, mechanics, and engineers. At a small manufacturing firm, he took it upon himself to present safety information as part of weekly staff meetings to raise awareness of the many safety concerns presented by even relatively benign manufacturing processes. He is always on the look-out for innovative ways to improve safety.
Mr. Topliff has an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan and MS in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. His work has been published in "Chemical Engineering Progress" and "Chemical Engineering" magazines. He has also presented to wide audiences through "Industry Week", the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the New York State Building Officials Conference. When not practicing engineering he is a pastor in the United Methodist Church.
Shashi Menon, Ph.D., P.E.Dr. Shashi Menon is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Dr. Menon is a registered Professional Engineer in California, with Bachelors and Master degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 40 years of experience in various industries, including 38 years in the Oil, Gas and the Pipeline industry. He has worked in Engineering Consulting companies and Major US Oil and Gas Companies as Project engineer, Project Manager and Director of Special Projects.
Dr. Menon started his consulting company SYSTEK technologies, Inc. in 1982 and has been providing engineering services to North and South American firms in Pipeline feasibility studies, cost estimates, hydraulics studies and transient analyses. He has authored several PC software programs in hydraulics and pumps for the oil and gas industry, which are marketed through SYSTEK's web site. These software products are used by various operating companies and consulting firms worldwide.
Dr. Menon also conducts training workshops in Liquid and Gas Pipeline Hydraulics in the USA and South America. He has authored five books on Liquid and Gas Pipeline Hydraulics published by McGraw Hill, Taylor and Francis Companies and Elsevier. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Dr. Menon are as follows:
Stephen Huskie, P.E.Mr. Stephen Huskie is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Huskie has over 30 years of consulting engineering experience in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering in areas covering analysis and evaluation, planning and design, and construction contract administration. Project experience includes sanitary and combined sewers, wastewater treatment facilities, stormwater management, and dredging, water quality management, and land development projects. His project experience also includes water facilities valuation for investment and divestiture, water supply and distribution analysis and design, providing expert testimony, and environmental impact assessments.
Mr. Huskie established his consulting practice in 1995 and has served a variety of client types including municipal, private, institutional, and commercial establishments. In addition to his professional experience in consulting engineering, he is a former adjunct instructor in the Civil Engineering Technology Program at a community college in upstate New York.
Mr. Huskie has served as Chair of the Environmental Group for the Mohawk-Hudson Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is also a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). Mr. Huskie is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Huskie are as follows:
Steven Liescheidt, PE, CCS, CCPRMr. Steven Liescheidt is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Liescheidt is a registered Professional Engineer with over 35 years of experience in the professional consulting engineering and product sales/marketing segments of the building construction industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA degree. In addition, he has both a CCS (Certified Construction Specifier) and CCPR (Certified Construction Product Representative) certification through the CSI (Construction Specifications Institution).
Mr. Liescheidt is active in many professional organizations related to the construction industry, including ASHRAE, CSI and US Green Building Council-St. Louis Chapter. Mr. Liescheidt has authored technical articles related to product applications and continuing education. He also is the author of the monthly series of the HVAC Challenge©, a technical quiz based on the ASHRAE Handbooks published in the Engineered Systems Magazine.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Liescheidt are as follows:
Tom Bertenshaw, Ed.D., P.E.Dr. Tom Bertenshaw is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Dr. Bertenshaw is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and with a PhD in Education. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Oklahoma. Dr. Bertenshaw has spent 24 years in Oklahoma State University as the Head of the Electrical Engineering Technology Department with special expertise in small signal circuit design, system modeling & analysis, communications & modulation, control systems and transform analysis. During his tenure, he also served as the Director of the Electronics Research and Development Lab.
Since January 1988, Dr. Bertenshaw was involved as a Principal Investigator and Lead Engineer on several projects involved creating significant telemetry, data acquisition and communications capabilities for scientific rocketry. While holding the academic positions, he also provided engineering consulting services including failure analysis (Amtrak), automated production line for hard drives (Oklahoma Gas & Electric) and data acquisition systems (Mercury Marine). Dr. Bertenshaw also served as a Product Development Engineer for Unabridge Corp developing a recording remote weigh scale system for loaded industrial transport vehicles.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Dr. Bertenshaw are as follows:
Tracy Adams, P.E.Mr. Tracy Adams is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Adams is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and is licensed as a Mechanical and an Electrical Engineer in California. He has worked as a design engineer, project manager, marketing/estimating, and a field engineer.
Mr. Adams has over 25 years' experience in industrial controls and power. He has worked on shipboard control systems, water/wastewater control systems, and power management systems. Mr. Adams is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a retired Navy Officer.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Adams are as follows:
Velimir Lackovic, Char. Eng.Mr. Velimir Lackovic is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Lackovic is a Chartered Electrical Engineer specialized in power system analysis and design. He started his professional career in the Electrical Engineering Institute Nikola Tesla Belgrade as project engineer working on various distribution system planning projects. He moved to Middle East where he is involved in analysis and planning of the EHV and MV transmission and distribution networks as well as conceptual and detailed design, installation and commissioning of substations for major consultancies and local utility companies. He also attained significant experience working for the major oil companies solving their complex operational issues and helping them to improve overall production.
Mr. Lackovic modeled various phenomena in the power systems including steady state, dynamic, harmonic and fast transient responses. He completed numerous power system studies including, load flow, contingency analyses, short circuit current calculations, transient stability and motor starting simulations, calculations of the system earthing, harmonic analyses, system reliability and calculation of the fast switching transients. He has good knowledge in substation design, HV cable sizing and installation and earthing system design. He understands how projects are successfully managed throughout complete cycle. He has profound knowledge of power system modelling and analysis software tools, CAD design and GIS systems.
Mr. Lackovic has extensive experience working on projects in the UK, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Bahrain and Serbia. He authored several technical papers that were published in IEEE proceedings. He is a member of IEEE Power Society and CIGRE. He runs and operates Gridtect (www.gridtect.com).
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Lackovic are as follows:
Vincent Reynolds, MBA, P.E.Mr. Vincent Reynolds is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Mr. Reynolds is a professional engineering consultant with diverse experience in civil engineering specifically transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental studies, hydraulic/hydrology studies and land planning throughout the United States including Puerto Rico. He has served in the capacity of Director of Engineering, Project Manager, City Engineer and Contract Administrator. He has been responsible for projects from the conceptual phase through the design and construction phase.
Mr. Reynolds holds a professional engineer registration in several states including, Georgia, Montana and Oklahoma. He is an NCEES Record Holder and serves as a paper reviewer for the Transportation Research Board. He has also taught courses at the university level including environmental science and organizational management.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Mr. Reynolds are as follows:
Yun Zhou, Ph.D., P.E.Dr. Yun Zhou is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Dr. Zhou is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geotechnical engineering, and of the Carnegie Mellon University with MSIT degree in information technology management. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania. Dr. Zhou is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.Dr. Zhou has over 25 years of hands-on experience in a wide spectrum of geotechnical engineering applications, including geotechnical field and laboratory investigations, site characterization and design parameter selection, design analysis and design detailing, design implementation through drawings, specifications, and plans, and construction engineering support. Currently, Dr. Zhou is a geotechnical specialist to provide leadership and expert technical support to a Fortune 500 company's billion-dollar mega-projects involving building foundations, highways and railways, ports, and waste containment facilities.
Dr. Zhou published over 18 technical papers and often presented those papers at international and national conferences. He appeared twice in court as an expert witness for lawsuits involving landfill design and slope stability. Dr. Zhou has developed and taught graduate-level slope stability courses. He has been tutoring junior engineers through a monthly technical presentation, and developed several continuing education courses in soil and rock mechanics for professional engineers learning geotechnical designs.
Courses provided to CED Engineering by Dr. Zhou are as follows: